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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science Degree offers an excellent opportunity to tailor your learning experience to meet personal, academic and career goals.

Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year draws on diverse academic disciplines such as public policy, psychology, criminology, public health, economics, exercise science, human performance, political science, psychology and sociology. You will gain a critical comprehension of health and social care policy, theory and practice together with an understanding of how complex groups and societies function interact and change.

The Foundation Year Course takes a flexible, work-based, approach to teaching and learning, which encourages reflective practice. All teaching and learning is offered on flexible timetables where you can fit your studies around your life, with study options including evenings and weekends. Students will be assessed through examinations, essays, short answer papers, reports and reviews, presentations, case studies, group assessment projects, debates and health profiles.

A range of optional modules can be chosen in the final years of the programme to tailor the course to suit your personal interests, improve strengths and fine-tune your career path.

Why study this course?

  • If you wish to make a difference to the susceptible people in the society while gaining a well-recognised qualification, this course is for you.
  • The BSc Health and Social Science Degree is specially designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in the social, wellbeing, health, and voluntary sectors where working with people remains as a key feature.
  • The Health and Social Science BSc will develop your knowledge and skills through the core modules to advance your practice and enhance career choices.
  • You will learn from our highly qualified academics with expertise across the health and social science field.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    4 years
  • Study mode

  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Ways of Learning about the Social World (FY008)
  • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity (FY026)
  • Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility (FY027)
  • Inquiry-based Learning (FY028)
  • Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World (LC473)
  • Policy in Context (LC475)
  • Understanding Sport Development (SL415)
  • Contemporary Debates (LC462)
  • Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination (LC470)
  • Policy and Society (LC472)
  • Sociology of Health (LC459)
  • Wellbeing in Society (LC460)
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists (LC571)
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists (LC572)
  • Race Ethnicity and Migration (LC561)
  • Citizenship, Community and Welfare (LC564)
  • Ethical Issues in Health and Social Sciences (LC567)
  • Gender and Sexuality in Society (optional) (LCF60)
  • Sport, Diversity and Well-being (optional) (SL517)
  • Understanding the Work Environment (LC565)
  • Employability and Volunteering (LC570)
  • Dissertation (LC661)
  • Funding for Sport (optional) (SL617)
  • Ageing Well Through the Life-Course (LC664)
  • Global Health and Society (optional) (LC666)
  • Leadership and Teamwork (optional) (LC665)
  • Body Culture and Society (optional) (LC663)
  • Disability in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System (optional) (LC654)

Career progression

Successful completion, this Health and Social Science degree offers improved career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. Graduates have found careers in teaching, youth justice, mental health, medical rehabilitation, housing associations, social care, charity organisations and community development. However, there are plenty of other areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.

Entry Requirements

A UCAS Tariff score of 32

Minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent)

Proficiency in the English language
  • Dr Morris A Anglin
    Head of School of Health and Sports Science